Brian Howe is a journalist, critic, and editor who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He mainly writes about the performing arts, books, and general culture. He is Arts & Culture Editor at the progressive weekly INDY Week in Durham, N.C. and has written about music for Pitchfork since 2004. He has also written for Edge Magazine, Paste Magazine, Wondering Sound, The Fanzine, and others. His poetry and sound art have appeared in journals including Octopus, Coconut, Drunken Boat, and Cannibal.